This site truly started before I was born, when my mom was a “computer” at the Monroe Calculating Company in New Jersey...
The first “real computer” website was posted to the web in 1996 using a DOS bulletin board.
From humble beginnings with less than 100 individuals in my personal circle of relatives, our family has grown tremendously. This is because of the help of so many people, like you, who have found this website and contributed their families.
Today there are well over 170,000 individual names! And, with YOUR help, I'd like to keep growing our families to help others, like US who just want to know more.
Most “About Us” pages tell you who “WE” are! For me, the only “US” is “YOU” because this site is entirely my own endeavor with YOUR help.
There is no “us” on the job. Despite the “.org” in the name of the domain, I am not an organization or corporation or even partnership. I’m just me, doing my thing, trying to get our family history and heritage out to those who care to find out more about “from whence we came”.
And yes, I know…please don’t be too hard on me, the phrase “from whence” is not grammatically correct. But hey, people have been using this phrase incorrectly since, at least, the thirteenth century, and I see no reason to stop now.
What You Might Find
The site is two-fold.
Who knows what you might find!
First, the main site (where you are reading this). Here are self-indulgent stories about me and my immediate family as well as some facts and history I’ve uncovered or dug up over the years about places and people that are a part of our heritage. Most of this “other stuff” is listed under the “MORE” section of the menu. If you have nothing else to do, check it out, you may just find it interesting.
The second part is the “family database”. You can find out more about how I have set up this part by reading the “database introduction” page.
Since it’s proper to include a “Mission Statement”, in this case a misnomer, or as I’d rather call it “What’s My GOAL", here ya go!
Many before me have presented works about "family", including the Lachance family. For their efforts, I am grateful. Throughout these pages, acknowledgements to them are made, where known.
My ultimate goal (I suspect this will probably take the rest of my life to complete, or not) is to put together as much as I can find, including images, and make it available to any member of our family that wants the information.